Apple is Expected to Launch a redesigned 15-inch Macbook Air
The Executive Headlines
Earlier this week, rumors emerged on the future of the MacBook Air, including the possibility of a new 15-inch model coming in 2023. Now, reliable analyst Ross Young has taken to Twitter to share more exact details on what to expect, with the changes starting as soon as this year.
Redesigned 15-inch MacBook Air
According to Young, who is the co-founder CEO of Display Supply Chain consultants, the redesigned MacBook Air coming later this year will feature a slightly larger display thanks to that redesign. Currently, the MacBook Air features a 13.3-inch display, but the new model coming this year will reportedly feature a 13.6-inch panel.
Apple’s upcoming MacBook Air redesign has been extensively reported on, but new information suggests it may come in two sizes. According to Display Supply Chain Consultants’ latest quarterly report (via 9to5Mac and AppleInsider), Apple is working on a 15-inch Macbook Air will sit alongside the 13-inch model, which may itself get a slightly larger screen as well.
Early Beginning of Mass Production
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo followed up on the report, saying that mass production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023. Kuo also says that the laptop is being designed to use the same 30W adapter as the MacBook Air, which would put it well below the latest MacBook Pro machines in terms of power consumption. Finally, Kuo notes that this new laptop “might not be called MacBook Air,” which is more of a question of branding than anything else and is likely to be in the realm of speculation for a product that’s so far out from production.
Apple had considered making a 15-inch MacBook Air alongside the 13-inch redesign but ultimately decided against producing it. Apple hasn’t offered lower-end laptops in larger screen sizes for a long time. A MacBook Air-class device with a larger display could be a popular option among users who want the extra screen real estate but don’t need the performance of a 16-inch MacBook Pro.